Zayo connects Paris and Marseille with 400G route

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Zayo has deployed a 400G enabled route connecting Paris and Marseille, including network hardening, using next-generation fibre technologies. The expansion is designed to provide enterprises with an easier and more secure way to transport rapidly increasing high-bandwidth traffic from global internet hubs.

The Paris-to-Marseille route provides 24 terabytes of total expected capacity-per-fibre-pair and 400G enablement for enterprises to manage this capacity growth and ensure secure, resilient connectivity to the rest of Europe and the United States .

The route will also provide direct access to Bordeaux—the landing city for Amitié, a new private transatlantic cable that will connect the U.S. with the UK and France. Once ready for service, the connection will enable direct access to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The investment from Zayo is part of the company's overall strategy to overlay its European backbone and deliver high-capacity bandwidth across Europe, following the completion of its Zeus subsea cable in 2022. To date, Zayo owns and operates 2.2 million kilometres of fibre and connects 16 metro markets and nine countries across Europe.

Yannick Leboyer, Europe Chief Operating Officer at Zayo says: “With several new subsea cable projects set to deploy in the coming years, Marseille is on its way to becoming one of the top five internet connectivity hubs globally, and Zayo is uniquely positioned to provide the necessary infrastructure to support this growth. The Paris-to-Marseille route is built to support and transport the fast-paced bandwidth growth and increasingly high demand for connectivity in these markets, giving customers a more reliable, scalable and secure way to share data to the rest of Europe and the U.S.”

Zeusconnects Lowestoft in the UK to Zandvoort in the Netherlands (credit: Zayo)

26 August 2022

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